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A Lie for a Lie

Robin Merrow MacCready


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People say that when you have a life-altering experience, your brain takes a picture, and that snapshot stays forever in your memory to retrieve again. And again, and again.

Kendra Sullivan loves taking pictures. But when a photograph reveals something unexpected, she sets out to investigate the situation. Before long, Kendra is torn between destroying her family as she's known it and keeping a very dark secret that might ultimately destroy her. This emotionally charged young adult mystery pushes the boundaries between truth and deception and explores the consequences of uncovering life-changing information.

A Christy Ottaviano Book

Praise For A Lie for a Lie

A Kansas NEA Master List Selection

"This mystery is a savvy family drama with a romantic frame, a great setting, and just enough edge to create suspense."-Booklist

"A teenager grapples with anxieties past and present in Edgar winner MacCready’s gripping coming-of-age tale. . .MacCready does an admirable job of conveying the push and pull between childhood allegiance to one’s parents and the realization that the people who raised you are just that: people."-Publishers Weekly

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9780805091090, 208pp.

Publication Date: February 28, 2017

About the Author

Robin MacCready is the author of Buried, recipient of the Edgar Award for Best YA novel. She teaches reading and writing to middle school students, and lives in Maine with her family.